iOS Tutorial B4X Help Viewer

klaus

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Attached you find a B4x Help Viewer.
The original program was written by Andrew Graham (agraham) for B4A with Basic4PPC desktop.
Andrew is no more active in the forum and some time ago I asked him if I could get the source code to adapt it if needed.
I have been using this program since the beginning and find it very useful, simple and efficient.
As the basic help files in B4i are xml files like for B4A, I adapted the souce code to dislpay either B4A, B4i, B4J and B4R xml files.
All the credits go to Andrew Graham, I have his agreement to publish it here.

There exist another Help viewer written by Vader.

Unzip the file, it's an *.exe file, there are three libraries included.

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When you first run the program you need to set the library folders.
Click on
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to select 'standard' libraries.
Click on
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to select additional libraries.
The selected paths are saved.
You can select the product with the RadioButtons
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.
These buttons
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link to the B4X site, the Android and iOS documentation sites.

The program is explained in the B4X Getting Started Booklet chapter 6.2 B4x Help Viewer.
And in some other B4X Booklets.

EDIT 2015.04.18 Version 2.9
Amended the problem reported HERE

EDIT 2016.04.13 Version 3.0
Added B4R support

EDIT 2019.01.30 Version 3.1
Added B4X support.
For xml files for B4X Libraries.
When you compile a module into a library, an xxx.jar and an xxx.xml file are created.
When you create a B4X Library the xml help file is not automatically generated.
Erel has written an application to create xml files for B4X Libraries.
Don't copy these files into the product specific Additional Libraries folders.
Create a specific subfolder for them in the Additional Libraries folder.
 

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stevel05

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Hi Klaus,

Thanks for taking the time to update this, unfortunately I get an error when running:

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Do I need to configure it on some way?
 

klaus

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Licensed User
I have updated the zip file in the first post.
There were three libraries missing.
 

tdocs2

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Licensed User
Hello, Klaus.

I downloaded the B4x Help Viewer again as Norton had removed it from my system because of a threat.

I got the same message from Norton as I downloaded it again. Please see message below.

I find the program helpful. Can you help?

Sandy

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klaus

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Licensed User
Sorry, but I have no idea what the problem could be.
The program is written with Basic4PPC.
 

klaus

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Licensed User
The B4X Help Viewer has been updated to version 3.1.

Added support for B4X Library xml files.
 

AnandGupta

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Licensed User
Thanks for the help viewer.

One thing, can you change the "B4X site" icon to Anywhere Software's i.e. the same Erel uses for his avatar ?

This will give better hint of the site, IMHO.

Regards,

Anand
 
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